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WesBank Botswana International Air Show (Matsieng)

WesBank Botswana International Air Show (Matsieng)

This is defiantly an must attend airshow, Fly-in, Drive in or Just pop in for the day, Just be there!

The Botswana Airshow to be held at Matsieng Aerodrome (FBMA) in Botswana on 26 May 2018 is not only about having a tremendous day of fun and excitement for aviation enthusiasts all over Southern Africa.
All the proceeds, after accounting for all costs of presenting the event, is donated to local charities and worthy social institutions.
The organisers of Botswana Airshow 2018 would like to express its gratitude to the many sponsors, benefactors, participants and the visiting public which all contribute towards making the Botswana Airshow a success for seven consecutive years and we are all looking forward to welcoming everybody on 26 May at Matsieng Aerodrome for Botswana Airshow 2018.
Let us all make a special effort to have great fun and excitement while knowing that proceeds go for very worthy charitable causes.

Gates open at 08h00 and the show will finish at 17h00


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Tickets Sales

Ticket: P120 (Adult) / P60 (6-17 years)

(Free for children under 6 accompanied by paying Adult)

 VIP Tickets are available. Tickets include:

  • VIP Access to Airshow Grounds
  • VIP Parking Access (Including Security guards) VIP Shuttle service to VIP tent and back to VIP Parking.
  • Free Delivery of VIP tickets before Airshow Date Free drinks (Beer/Wine/Soft drinks/Water) and cash bar for liquor other than beers and wine.
  • Exclusive viewing deck next to airstrip
  • Free Snacks throughout the day
  • Free Lunch

 Price: P1200

For VIP Tickets please contact us for more information or buy them online on www.events.co.bw

Available at all Computicket Outlets Shoprite / Checkers / OK Furniture

 

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Camping for the weekend

Please note: Camping is strictly for pilots flying in with their registered passengers. NO PUBLIC CAMPING!!!!!!

Accommodation options for two nights

P220.00 p/p/p/night – you bring your own tent, mattress, pillow and bedding (the cost includes entry tickets for the Air Show on Saturday)
P360.00 p/p sharing p/night (2-man tent provided – you bring your own mattress, pillow and bedding) – IMPORTANT: Tents provided for people not sharing will be charged at the full amount of P800 p/night. (the cost includes an entry ticket for the Air Show on Saturday)
P545 p/p sharing p/night (2-man tent provided + matrass and bedding)
P600 p/p sharing p/night (2-man tent provided + bed, matrass and bedding)

Booking for all options are essential.

Pula/Rand rate will be fixed at the rate of R1.30 for P1.00

Please contact camping@botswana-airshow.com for more information.
Fly-in, information go to http://www.botswana-airshow.com/index.php/pilots-corner/fly-in

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Matsieng Airshow 26 May 2018

Participating aircraft:

09:00 Opening: Pierre Jacobs/ Hot Air Balloon
09:30 Botswana Skydive Parachute Drop
10:00 Slick 360 Conrad Botha
10:15 Boeing Stearman- Ivan van der Schaar
10:45 Pitts Special Formation: Good Year Eagles
11:00 Slick 540 Neville Ferreira
11:15 T5 Harvard’s- Puma Energy Flying Lions
11:30 L29 Albatross Jet- Glen Warden
11:45 EXTRA330SC- Nigel Hopkins
12:00 Team X-treme- Nigel, Mark H, Mark S, Jason
12h15 Bell 407 Altech Netstar Alister Brown
12:30 Antonov AN2 Little Annie- Mark Hill
12:45 Raptors RV-Formation- Pierre Gouws
13:00 Extra 300- Absolute Aviation- Jason Beamish
13:15 R44 Helicopter True North Aviation/I-CAT
13:30 Extra 300LP- Andrew Blackwood-Murray
13:45 Botswana Skydive Parachute Drop
13:55 CHARITY Handover Ceremony
14:00 Botswana Model Aircraft- Thero Matenge
14:15 EXTRA330SC- Nigel Hopkins
14:30 R22 Helicopter- Danie Terreblanche
15:00 Aerospatiale SA316 Alouette 11&111 Helicopter- Juba/Rob
15h15 Slick 540 Neville Ferreira
15:30 Raptors RV-Formation
16:00 L29 Albatross Jet- Glen Warden(Vlam)
16:10 Air-Tractor- True North Aviation
16:30 Pitts Special Formation: Good Year Eagles
16:45 Magni Gyrocopter- Matthew Zalewski
17:00 Team X-treme- Nigel, Mark H, Mark S, Jason
17:30 T5 Harvard’s- Puma Energy Flying Lions
17:45 R22- Danie Terreblanhe
18:00 CLOSE

Updates – Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018)

AAD2018

The event is hosted over a period of five days in the following format:
A 3-day trade exhibition: The trade exhibition showcases air, sea and land defence technologies, including a static aircraft display. It is open to media and trade visitors only.
A 2-day air show: The air show is a live demonstration of global aircraft and is open to media, trade and general public visitors.

ABOUT THE AIR SHOW AND EXHIBITION
Africa Aerospace and Defence Air show and Defence Exhibition is open to the public.
The air show comprise of a world class air demonstration, mobility track demonstrations, parachute drops, aerobatic displays and many other static displays from some of the biggest names in the aviation and defence industry who will demonstrate their latest and greatest aircraft.
There will also be organised children’s activities and attractions including a Youth Development Programme will be staged in a dedicated Pavilion with a fun fly park where the youth will have interactive activities, such as plastic model building, virtual aviation, simulator, target shooting, first-aid and crime scene investigation.

07 April


Breaking News

We at Aviation Central are now an official Media partner to Africa Aerospace and Defence – AAD2018

  • We will be bringing you the latest news and updates on AAD 2018 right here on this page
  • We will be announcing when you can download the AAD 2018 Mobile APP
  • We will be announcing when you can get your ticket online!
  • We will be running competitions on this page
  • We will be the 1st to announce confirmed aircraft to attend AAD 2018

Be sure to check this page regularly for updates!

31 March


The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) is Africa’s only Aerospace and Defence Expo that combines both a trade exhibition and an air show. On this page you will receive regular updates on what to expect from AAD2018.

Aviation Central will have a full team at the 2018 Event. We are excited to be part of the Leading Aerospace and Defence event on the African Continent. We are currently in negotiations with the AAD team to become official public media source of information regarding the 2018 event.

Updates to start in April 2018 on this page!
Also read our guide Do’s and Don’ts attending an Airshow
Join our Facebook page for AAD2018

You will also start to see and expected aircraft list, Please note this can change at any time and is not a 100% Grantee of attendance.


Aircraft List


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Country Civilian or Military Aircraft type Aircraft

 


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Rand Easter Show Validation Capibilty Demo 2018-03-29 Gallery

Today was the final day for validations for the SANDF Capability  demo, below are some pictures from today!
Show starts on Friday 30 May 2018. Come and see this amazing display for yourself!
Hashtag for this year is #SANDFrandshow_18

The Rand Show gives South African families a rare opportunity to interact with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF, SANDF CAREER GUIDE, SANDF RSA, SA National Defence Force Events). Nowhere else can you observe the different divisions in action, and see what equipment and hardware they use. To do this, SANDF has prepared a mix of thrilling live demonstrations and drills, as well as static exhibits for the public to experience.

The Capability Demonstration will take place at the Main Arena, at 11:30 each day* during the Easter weekend only (Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018).

This 45 minute display of battle simulations will take place both on the ground and high up in the air. Watch fighter jets and helicopters thunder past, showing off their vehicles combat manoeuvres, while armoured tankers reveal their immense power and strength. It’s one of the annual highlights of the Rand Show, and visitors are urged not to miss it.
Visitors are urged to hold on to their hats for this event – not just because it promises to be an exhilarating experience, but also for safety reasons. The choppers used will create a huge downdraft, which could cause hats and other loose items to fly away if not securely stored!

SANDF Arena Programme will take place at the Main Arena, at 15:00 each day during the Easter weekend only (Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018).

The pride of the SANDF’s drill teams will be on display for the Arena Programme, which includes drills and demonstrations by the South African Army, South African Navy and Military Police, as well as the 44 Parachute Regiment (the South African Army’s chief airborne infantry unit) and the SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) – who will be incorporating their canine, equestrian and motorbike training into the drills.
The above quoted text source: SA National Defence Force Events


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Rand Easter Show 2018 Media Briefing

Rand Easter Show 2018 Media Briefing

Once again we were invited by the Rand Show organization team to the 2018 Rand Easter Show Media Briefing, the event is set to take place once again at the Johannesburg Expo Centre Nasrec from the 30 March – 8 April 2018. The Rand show is one of the biggest events in Africa and has been entertaining Families for over a year now, says Craig Newman CEO of the Johannesburg Expo Center.

The Media briefing was opened by Craig Newman adding what this year’s festivities are going to be like. We were then greeted by Brig Gen.Mafi Mgobozi who also informed us on what we can expect from the SANDF.After the briefing we were treated to a walk through some of the many exhibits the public can expect on the opening of the Rand Show on Friday 30th March.

 

 

The massive 12 000sqm SANDF display of Military Hardware that the public we be able to view from the many functions the SANDF have a role to play, including the SA ARMY, SAAF, SA Navy and SA military Health Service. The South African Air Force Museum is also present with static exhibits including the Zwartkops based Alouettes two and three. The mighty Rooivalk from 16 Squadron AFB Bloemspruit is also on Static display for the public to get up close and personal with Africa’s very own Gunship.

On the Easter Weekend the SANDF will thrill the crowds with a capability demonstration, this will include Ratel armoured vehicles, Helicopters from various Squadrons including Oryx and A109LUHs.Fighter assets we will see 2 Squadron Gripen simulating airstrikes. We will also see a solo Display by Major Sivu Tangana in the Pilatus PC7MKII from the Central Flying School Langebaanweg.

 

Please note the SANDF Capability Demo will only be taking place from the 30th March-2 April 2018, this also depends on the Availability of aircraft and weather permitting. We look forward to another highly anticipating arena program. Residents in the North and South of Johannesburg can be on the lookout for Helicopters operating out AFB Zwartkops on their routing to Nasrec during the mid morning from tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

The FAW Ermelo Airshow 2018 – What to expect

The FAW Ermelo Airshow 2018

The 1st airshow for 2018.

This is the 1st Airshow for 2018 and it’s all happening on 07 April at Ermelo Airport.
We Aviation Central just love the Small-Town Airshows and will be at the Ermelo Airshow.
Adults R100 and scholars R50 and gates open at 8am
Sound and commentary by the professional Brian Emmenis and his CAPITAL SOUNDS Team.

Please read our Guide Do’s and Don’ts attending an Airshow

(Aircraft list below)

What to expect:

The following Aircraft and teams has been approved and confirmed. (Please note this can change at any time)

Antonov AN-2 – Little Annie Hill
4x Harvards Puma Energy Flying Lions Aerobatic Team
4x Pitts Specials The Cows Aerobatic Team
1941 Boeing Stearman – Ivan Van Der Schaar
L39 Albatros Pierre Gouws
Impala ZU-IMP
VANS RV “Raptors”
Extra 300 LP – Blackwood- Murray
Extra 330 Nigel Hopkins Aerobatics
4x Pitts Specials Goodyear Eagles – Aerobatics Unlimited
Slick 540 Neville Ferreira Airshows
Team Extreme (2 Extra, xa41 , mx2)
Gazelle Helicopter
Magni M16 Gyrocopter
SAAF Gripen (Operating from remote Base to Ermelo for Flying Display)
SAAF Agusta A109 (Static only)

* More Aircraft / Teams awaiting confirmation.
** Please note the Aircraft list can change at any time. 

Click here to view our fill our Airshow calendar 

We Hope to see you at the Ermelo Airshow 2018. Going to be a good one!

Win a Tailor Made Fire Resistant Flight Suit

Win a Tailor Made FireResistant  Flight Suit

How would you like to win a Tailor Made Fire resistant flight suit to the value of ZAR3325.00. 
The Flight suite is sponsored by Airwear   “If you value your skin, protect it, it’s the only one you have”

Kriek Helicopters

How to be in the draw

  1. This “Lucky Draw” is run by us, Aviation Central and not by any Airshow organizer.
  2. Send your Name, Surname, Mobile no and email in a WhatsApp to 0813921823 (Text only number)
  3. You will get a WhatsApp reply will be within 24hrs with Banking details to you to make a R50 donation.
  4. Once payment is received you will then be in the draw for the Tailor-Made Fire-resistant Flight Suit.
  5. Entrees can also be done via the “The Spitfire Restoration project” stand at the Swartkop Museum Flying days & SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 (R10 goes to the Project)
  6. EFT Entrees closes 5pm Thursday 03 May 2018.
  7. Entrees via the “The Spitfire Restoration project” closes at the end SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 – 05 May
  8. All names will be listed on our website, please check if your name is on the list!
  9. Sunday 06th May 2018 we will draw the lucky winner.
  10. The Winner will be phoned and the Winners name will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
  11. Shortly after the draw a representative will contact the winner for sizes and delivery.
  12. For more information on Airwear and this fantastic Flight suite please visit http://www.airwear.co.za
  13. Funds raised by this will be used by Aviation Central to cover cost to attend Aviation Events in Southern Africa.
  14. You may enter as many times as you like. (Simply multiply the entree count you want to enter with R50 when you do the Payment)
  15. The Draw outcome is final, prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
  16. You need to be a South African Resident.
  17.  The Prize can be given to a friend / relative as a gift if you are the lucky winner as long as they live in South Africa.

 Fire Resistant Flight SuitsEntree list

Number Name Last four phone Numbers
1  Graham Walker  5179
2  Johan Roos  7171
3  Heydon Hall  3905
4  Christiaan Richardson  5709
5  Mokgadi Masete  6393
6  Mark Miller  5731
7  Johan Erasmus  3286
8  Elzabe de Kock  2701
9  Rishabh Naran  0232
10  Rishabh Naran  0232
11  Rishabh Naran  0232
12  Bennie du Plessis  7709
13  Bennie du Plessis  7709
14  Elzabe de Kock  2701
15  Courtney Pillay  3873
16  Frank Moody  0000
17  Frank Moody  0000
18  Frank Moody  0000
19  Frank Moody  0000
20  Frank Moody  0000
21  Anton Marais  8991
22 Jacques Germishuys  3152
23  Johan Nell  9325
24  Stephen Kangisser  2260
25  Tokkie Botes  3015
26 Tokkie Botes  3015
27  Tokkie Botes  3015
28  Tokkie Botes  3015
29  Charmaine Oliver  5364
30  Gregory Clegg  1849
31  Gregory Clegg  1849
32  Gregory Clegg  1849
33  Gregory Clegg  1849
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The Aero Club Air Week

Aero Club Airweek

Do you love Aviation, like we at Aviation Central do?

If there is only a small bit of Yes in your thought now, then The Aero Club Air Week is for you.
The Air week is for anyone with a love for Aviation and anything “Aviation” goes! This is to be the biggest gathering of Aviation Lovers Southern Africa has ever seen and it all in build up to the Aero Club of South Africa’s centenary celebrations in 2020, Yes it’s not only SAAF that will be turning 100 in the year 2020 but the Aero Club of South Africa as well and they are starting early with the build-up.
Aero Club SA
This is definitely another reason to attend the air week. Middelburg Aeroclub was on the top 3 Airshow of the years in 2016 and 2017, Although this is not an airshow, it shows you that the guys from Middelburg can put up a spectacular aviation event and with an event of this type and the guys from Middelburg Aeroclub, you don’t want to miss out.
MiddelBurg Aero Club
Drive in or Fly in, just get there on the weekend 09-11 March 2018, the place to be Middelburg Aero Club (Click here to view airport location in google maps) Camping on Airport, Bring your own tent (Free) or Rent. Tent rentals. single tent for the weekend will be R670 per person and Double Tents will be R460 per person sharing. Meals will be available onsite or just bring your own. We will update once meal prices is available. More than enough fuel will be onsite, and once again we will publish fuel prices is available. Please note it is very important to register your attendance at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/7AycmuSBTbTY2Bkt2


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This is some of the disciples that we can see at this year’s event at Middelburg.   (Not all listed!)

• Spot landing competitions (for everything that got airborne, including hot air balloons and gyrocopters)
• Fun rallies for all aircraft types and speeds (short duration introduction navigational rallies)
• Fly markets (sell the aviation things you no longer need)
• On airfield camping Own tent or rented tent
• Drone racing
• Forums on various topics
• Introduction to Aerobatics – all classes and judging initiation
• Balloon night-glows
• Vintage aircraft
• Gyrocopters
• Jets
• Radio Controlled
• Aerobatics
• Light sport aircraft
• Microlights
• Gliders
• Motor gliders
• Helicopter
• Ultralights
• Aviation Photographers Dream


Interim Line-up of events for the Air Week!

Time Friday 9th March 2018   Saturday 10th March 2018   Sunday 11th March 2018
0600 0600 Balloon inflation and flight 0600 Balloon inflation and flight
0700 Arrivals / Breakfast 0700 Microlight Navigation observation and Timing 0700 Epic Aviation – Paramotor Introduction
0800 Breakfast 0800 Breakfast 0800 Breakfast
0900 0900 Navigation Rally 0900
1000  Airfield Opens (ATC & EMS) 1000 Navigation Rally – continued 1000 Aerobatics Demo (All Classes)
1100 1100 Navigation Rally – continued 1100
1200 Lunch 1200 Lunch 1200
1300 1300 Gliding Launches 1300 Departures
1400 1400 Gyro Maize Bombing

Drone Racing

1400
1500 Gliding Launches 1500 Radio Model Jets / Large Scale Aerobatics 1500
1600 1600 Formation Aerobatic Team Introduction 1600
1700 1700 Epic Aviation – Paramotor Introduction 1700
1800 Dinner , Safety First Aviator Launch (30 min) 1800 Braai and Entertainment, BAFSA Night Glow 1800

How to get there by Air

FAMB:  Elevation – 4886 ft
Runway: 02/20 –1345 m  – gravel – not lighted
14/32 –1800 m – Tarred – Lighted
Circuit altitude:   6500 ALT (1500 AGL)
Circuit direction: All to the south west of RWY 14/32, RH circuit for Rwy 14, LH circuit for Rwy 32
If required the gravel runway 02/20 is available and subject to ATC instructions.
Call FAMB tower (127.95) 10 nm’s inbound. Expect to join overhead (2000 AGL or 7000 ALT ) or otherwise as instructed by ATC. The Aerodrome will be open to all traffic. Scheduled activities will get priority. Ground Frequency allocated will be (120.20)
Joining From The West (Witbank) Route along the N4 East bound from Witbank to the intersection N4/R35.  Call ATC 127.95 for joining instructions.  The initial routing from the intersection will be north bound along the N11 to FAMB or otherwise instructed by ATC.
Joining From The South Route north bound either along the R35 or N11. If joining via the R35 (North bound) route to the intersection R35/N4 and call ATC for joining instructions.
Joining From The East (Belfast) Route along the N4 West bound from Belfast to the intersection N4/N11. Call ATC at the intersection for joining instructions.  The routing from the intersection will be north bound along the N11 to FAMB or otherwise instructed by ATC.
Joining From The North (Loskopdam) Call FAMB ATC at Loskop dam for routing instruction.


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How to get there by Road

Take a drive up the N4, and take the R575 and then the R555, and then the M11 out north of the town.


Exhibitors

All Aviation related suppliers invited to Exhibit at a minimal cost. Commercial price per stand is R1500 for the weekend. Corporate Vendor Sales per stand is R5000 for the weekend. Vendors sales per stand is R 500 for the weekend. AeCSA member Aicraft Sale stand is R 200 for the weekend. Non AeCSA member Aircraft Sales is R 700 for the weekend. Exhibitors committed so far:

  • Adventure Air
  • Warbirds
  • The Airplane Factory
  • Century Avionics
  • Epic Aviation
  • Comav

Sections are encouraged to showcase their section by setting up a Gazebo and to engage with pilots.


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Sponsorship Appeal

The goal of the Airweek is to raise awareness of the different recreational aviation activities in South Africa between the section members and to make it a Recreational pilot Gathering.

In order to meet this goal, we request your help in securing sponsorship for various facilities and activities to promote recreational aviation, in this respect support is sought for:

  • Kiddie Entertainment – Jumping Castle
  • Beer Tent
  • Portable Showers for Camping on the Airfield
  • A Marquee Tent to host the various activities

Airport information

Poll – Sliver Falcons Formation 2018

Silver Falcons Formation Swartkop 2018

Falcon Formation 2018

In 2017 we ran a Poll for you to select what aircraft you would like to see the Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team format with.
The Gripen won the vote. we took the results to Air Boss for the 2017 show. They listened to your vote and agreed to the Formation. The Formation was practiced and flew on the last validation day before the show. What a formation that was to see !
On Show Day, 06 May 2017 the Gripen/Silver Falcon formation was the last Item on the program. Every one was looking forward to it, when a technical problem prevented the Formation that was flown just the day before was to be repeated. This was a big disappointed to the crowd, but one that could not be prevented and was excepted as such by all.

2017 Poll Results

2017 Poll

2017 Poll


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Now, It is Airshow Season 2018 and once again we are running the Poll on what you would like to see in the Formation with the Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team. The Air Boss for the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 will again be monitoring this poll.
Please cast your vote and show the Air Boss what you want to see in formation with our Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team at the SAAF Museum 2018 Airshow to be held 05 May 2018

Cast your Vote below:

 

What will you like to see in Formation with the Silver Falcons

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See Gripen and Silver Falcons in Formation

Photos form past Silver Falcons Formations

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Updates to the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018

Updates to the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018


This page is dedicated to the SAAF Museum airshow 2018
&
Keeping you updated in what to expect and information.


Corporate Hospitality
The airshow provide corporates with an opportunity to book a Hospitality Lounge where they can host clients and stakeholders to enjoy exciting aerobatic displays in a relaxed and secure environment. This investment will also allow an opportunity to network with captains of the aerospace and defence industry and also provide brand exposure to over 40 000 visitors expected to grace this year’s event.

For Corporate Hospitality Lounge booking please send email to hospitality@saafmuseumairshow.co.za


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Update 12 Apr 2018

Gautrain once again partnered up with the Team from the SAAF Museum and will be providing transport to and from the SAAF Museum Airshow.

How this works: You get on the Gautrain at any station and head to Centurion Station. Get off at Centurion and get on the Gautrain bus marked foe the Airshow. The Bus will then drop you off at the Main gate to Swartkop AFB, On Return just boarded the next departing bus as the main gate that will return you to centurion station, hop on your train that will take you back to your origination station. One simple hassle free way to attend the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018

Participating Aircraft list will be announced later part of Next week (+/- 20th April )


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Update 09 Apr 2018

Air Show Ticket

Air Show Tickets

Tickets now online at Computicket, click here to get your tickets, R80pp and Kids under 16 get in Free!

Tickets also available at Computicket stores or at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home or at selected OK Furniture and Usave stores

Computicket – The Ticket you can Trust


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Update 15 Feb 2018


Airshow planning meeting was held today, 15 February at Swartkop Air Force Base. Many key members was not present due the fact that that they are attending Armed Forces Day in Kimberly.
The Ticket vendor for online sales has been finalized and we will be posting where you can get your Tickets in March. The 2018 Prices remain R80pp and kids under 16 Free. Pensioners pay full price.
We got a glimpse of the official 2018 Airshow poster and its looks GOOD! The theme for the 2018 SAAF Museum Airshow is “Our Indomitable spirit”
To find Swartkop Air Force Base where this Airshow will be hosted on google Maps click here…
Vendors Airshow

Vendor slots are filling up very quickly, so if you are interested, get your applications in ASAP!
Online Applications: http://saafmuseumairshow.co.za/#vendor 
Contact Peron: Capt M Kelbrick
Contact email: markkelbrick@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 0824137577

Lots of sponsorship opportunities available and a few VIP chalets are available. If you are interested, please contact the Airshow office: Maj Ntokozo Ntshangase, 012 351 2236

No Discussions was made towards the programme or visiting aircraft.  Please vote for your Silver Falcons Formation that you would like to see., Click here to vote


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Update 05 Feb 2018


Friday 4th May will be the Youth day with many aviation related career expo stand available to explore.
Saturday 5th May is the Big date, the one that many South Africans are eagerly waiting to arrive.
Ticket price for the 2018 show remains unchanged as it has been for the last few years at R80 PP and Kids under 16 get free entry.
Ticket sales will go online in March, pop back to this page regularly for updates on where you will be able to buy your prepaid tickets.
No Aircraft nor Flight program information is available yet and will only be slowly released towards the end of March.
Vendor contact information:
If you would like to become a vendor at this year’s Air Show please contact Captain Ntshangase or Corporal Nyosi on one of the following numbers:
Capt Mark Kelbrick , 0824137577  Office hours only!
Airshow Office:
Maj Ntokozo Ntshangase, 012 351 2236 Office hours only!

Poll – What will you like to see if Formation with the Silver Falcons?
Click here to cast your vote



See Gripen and Silver Falcons in Formation

02 Feb 2018 was SAAF’s 98th Birthday

**The 2018 Airshow is Not part of this birthday celebrations**
Read more…

SAAF 98 Birthday

SAAF 98 Birthday

Our 2018 Sponsors

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Big thank you to all!

Please check out our sponsors below and support them as they support us to keep on bringing you the latest news on Aviation Events and news.
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SI Branding
SI Branding is a dynamic company, big enough to provide for your every need but small enough to go the extra mile. Our mission is to make your company stand out. Make yourself and your company known with your own personalised promotional material and branding.

No job is too big or too small, we cater for all your needs, corporate and private. Promotional items from vinyl decals to key chains, business cards to pens; corporate wear to casual head to toe; fund raising items you name it the possibilities are endless. Branded items can be embroidered, heat pressed or screen printed to suit your needs.

Have your staff wear your name with pride and in style. Perhaps your sports team needs a boost with some vibrant new uniforms, office kitchen needs a pick me up with some personalized branded mugs or an awesome gift for a loved one. SI Branding is the place to go.

We pride ourselves in our quality, variety and diversity and ‘can do’ attitude. Make SI Branding your first and only stop, quality guaranteed.

Contact:
Lisa Bennetts
specbranding@gmail.com
083 609 6260


FLIGHTDECK INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

FLIGHTDECK INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS Flightdeck Instrument Systems (AMO 999) was founded in 2005 under another well-known name. The company started operating full time in 2008 and the name was changed.

We specialise in all aircraft instrumentation, avionics and autopilot repairs, overhauls and installations, including EFIS installations. We also have a wide variety of loaner units to reduce time on the ground for your aircraft, and all work will come with a free quotation if required.

Flightdeck Instrument Systems currently holds the agencies for JP Instruments (engine monitoring), Alcor (engine management), Aircraft Spruce, EDMO and MGL Avioincs to name a few, with others being added all the time. We are also authorised installers for Aspen Avionics.

Flightdeck Instrument Systems operates out of Tempe Airport in Bloemfontein. We have just moved into new premises which boast a massive state of the art workshop as well as a spacious hangar, so your aircraft can be looked after like it is our own. Give us a call for you instrument, autopilot and avionics requirements.

Contact Andrew Bennetts on:
Tel: 073 513 3205
Email: andrew@aibloem.co.za
http://www.flightdeckinst.com/


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What we do is make pilots safety clothing (specialising in fire resistant flight suits and 100% cotton flight suits for people flying and working in and around aircraft.) Think top gun and you know what they look like!
And instead of using standard sizes like other manufacturers, we do tailor made flight suits, so you’re guaranteed a great fit!
The use of Avgas makes it crucial to kit out pilots, crew and engineers with the best fire resistant gear… we also provide pilot boots made to armscor specifications, gloves and headgear.
To download our guide to getting the right kind of fight suit and other gear you can download it for free from http://www.airwear.co.za/flying-suit-aviation-safety-buyers-guide/
Alternatively you can call Kerry the owner on 031 765 2069
For a free “whats right for me” discovery session.

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